Surgical and Transplant Thoracic Pathology
The Thoracic Pathology Division at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) has dedicated faculty with diagnostic expertise in neoplastic, non-neoplastic, and transplant pathology of the lung, heart, and mediastinum.
Our team works closely with a multidisciplinary clinical team including transplant surgeons, cardiologists, pulmonologists, and radiologists and attend regular inter-department conferences to share complex clinical and pathologic cases. The service covers two major hospitals, a 400+ bed private hospital (William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital) and a 900+ bed safety net hospital (Parkland Hospital), which provide a wealth of very interesting and challenging cases that cover the entire spectrum of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung, cardiac, and mediastinal diseases with a balanced distribution of benign and malignant diseases.
Clements University Hospital has a large transplant center that includes:
- Lung Transplant Team: Over 600 total lung transplants performed
- Heart Transplant Team: Over 650 total cardiac transplants performed
In total, the thoracic service annually diagnoses approximately:
- 3,000 thoracic pathology cases
- 210 adult thoracic consults
- 20 pediatric lung disease consults
In addition to clinical service, our team actively participates in clinical and translational research and teaches medical students, pathology residents, and fellows. We have a dedicated year-long thoracic fellowship that helps the service run smoothly along with providing the trainee with a unique opportunity to get world-class thoracic pathology education.